Pakistan achieves a big milestone of its democratic history

Pakistan achieves a big milestone of its democratic history

ISLAMABAD - Provincial assemblies of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa completed their five-year constitutional term midnight on Monday and both assemblies stand dissolved.

Punjab and Balochistan Assemblies will be dissolved on May 31.

Pakistan achieves a big milestone in the democratic history of the country as after the announcement of the caretaker PM Justice (R) Nasr ul Mulk, all is set for smooth transition of the elected governments.

Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani presided over the last session of the Sindh Assembly on Monday, which was addressed by Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

Shah, in his address with the farewell session, said that he respects the masses who migrated [to Pakistan], however, the demand for division of Sindh province was 'unjustified'.

Later, the outgoing chief minister, who remains in charge until an interim chief minister takes over, hosted an Iftar dinner in honour of members of the provincial cabinet.

Before the assembly's tenure came to an end, the chief minister and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan met to decide on a name for the post of caretaker chief minister.

The meeting, however, failed to decide on the name for the top interim post in the province. Shah and Hassan will again meet on Tuesday to finalise a name for the caretaker chief minister.

According to sources privy to the matter, Pakistan Peoples Party is deciding between former chief secretary Ghulam Ali Shah Pasha and senior party leader Dr Qayoom Soomro to be appointed for the position.

Other names to come forward are of Aftab Sheikh from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Ghous Ali Shah from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, and Justice (retd) Amir Hani Muslim from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, sources disclosed.